Sunday, August 07, 2005


being a co-chief editor of a magazine entitles me to be invited to jakarta party scenes. at first, honestly, i would jump to say 'yes, i will come!' answer for each invitation came to my desk. being a nobody living abroad, suddenly, i became somebody in my own city.

not anymore.

the parties were either the gathering of some close-ringed celebrities enjoying the evening with full blast of loud music in a chic club full of cigarette smoke that i hated or the 'kumpul-kumpul' of, well again, close-tied socialites with their colorful hermes birkin bags hanging on their hands and all the brands you can imagine of.

well, some know me well and we chatted. some would looked at me with 'who the hell are you' look. and, of course, the ever degrading question, how do you get invited here kind of question.

a friend told me,"hey, that's good for your networking. i would die to get invited to their circle!"

not anymore.

the last time i attended that kind of party, i told one of my co-workers,"i am so goddam tired putting a smile on my face while actually i wanted to punch that stuck-up plastic face!"

well, of course, you all know what i meant by 'plastic face', right?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

been there.
all the time :)

jessie

August 08, 2005 10:44 AM  
Anonymous koeniel said...

there was a time when I think it's cool to be invited to parties, me the nerd, invited to parties... wow. Now not anymore, as I grew up I began to like me the way I am - i dont have to pretend enjoying the parties, the loud music and the everpresent smoke ugh :)

August 08, 2005 10:37 PM  
Anonymous chelemot said...

well, it depends on how you look at it. the best way to keep yourself sane is to think that it's merely the means to an end, where networking, esp. in jkt, WILL get you to places and things that you REALLY want to do. so until you're there, just suck it up and try to manage til the end of the nite. of course, it's always a lot easier (and sometimes, even fun!) when you're with someone who also understands and can bicker with you :) miss those events myself!

August 09, 2005 3:33 AM  
Blogger dewi said...

My mom said, swim in all kind river but don't swallowed its water, you'll get drowning. For me, if i don't enjoy the people i'll enjoy the food :D

August 10, 2005 11:21 AM  

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